2 part question.
Can someone receive welfare from a child and have a significant other work 40 hours a week while living in the same household without any consequences?
If someone has claimed welfare for a child that lived with another during that time, am I required to report it even though it happened a year ago?
This info just recently became known to me and I am completely unsure of what to do here.
Depends on what you mean by welfare.
for food stamps/snap significant others income should count and significant other should be included on the case because undoubtedly you are sharing food in the household.
For Calworks(TANF) I am unsure. When I did TANF eligibility in a different state several years ago, if you were not married the income did not count.
If you were claiming a child and child was not living with you, it should have been reported at that time and you committed fraud. You need to discuss this with an attorney...
I wonder how this information just recently became known since you are informed on reporting changes in household circumstances all the time. But hey that's me
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If you are not collecting welfare benefits improperly, you should not have any problem and unless you are receiving some benefits, you likely have no obligation to report suspected abuse. It may be better for you to meet with an attorney in your area that handles welfare fraud cases just to be safe instead of posting about this matter in a public forum such as this one.
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